Can A UK Domestic Worker Get Paid By A Company?

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There are many calls I received asking, “Can I be legally be employed as a domestic worker but my salary is coming from a company?”

My answer is a resounding, “Yes, why not?”

But you must be careful when a company is shown on your bank statement and payslips.

Why?

It is because the visa condition of a domestic worker in a private household is that: the work should be in the main residence or household of the employer.

Dapat sa bahay ng employer hindi sa opisina because this may be deemed as non-compliance of the visa condition as a domestic worker in a private household.

I have seen some people whose visa was refused because the employer signed the visa application but the domestic worker is working or cleaning the office. The Home Office called the employer asking where the employee’s place of work: office. The application was rejected because the domestic worker was working in an office environment.

Next time, your employer tells you that your salary will be coming from their company, be assertive to let them know that your visa restriction is that you should be working in a “private household” not in an office otherwise you are risking your visa to be refused.

Know the condition of your visa and you will live happily ever after. 🙂

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About the Author:

Don Magsino MBA is a student of Oxford Brookes University at Post-Graduate Degree in Law in Oxford, England, UK. He is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Lawyer in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is don@stanfordlawassociates.co.uk. His London office is located at Regus, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom.

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